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A unique insight into the thoughts and inspirations of a leading contemporary entrepreneur.

  • The author is one of China’s most successful and recognized entrepreneurs, who co-founded China’s leading online travel site (Ctrip.com).
  • Highly original book that combines the author’s business thinking and Chinese philosophy.
  • Unique lessons and ideas for entrepreneurs and those wanting to become one.
  • Beautifully written and presented – unlike any other entrepreneur book.

Book Details

  • Publisher: LID Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-912555-68-0
  • FORMAT: 234 x 156mm
  • Bookbinding: Hardback
  • Number of pages: 302pp

Author

Ji Qi is the Founder and Chairman of the Huazhu Group. He was previouslythe founding CEO of Ctrip.com and the Homeinns Hotel Group. All three companies are now publicly listed on NASDAQ.

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